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Link Detox (DTOX)

 

Recover and protect your site from Google Penguin and Manual Actions. 

Find the bad links that harm your site easily. Clean up your inbound link profile. Earn your rankings back. Protect from Google Penguin.

What you can do 

  • Recover from a Google penalty
  • Protect your website against a Google penalty
  • Prepare for the next Google Penguin update
  • Earn back your rankings

Your benefits…

  • Find bad links at a glance
  • Clean up your backlink profile with ease
  • Create your disavow file automatically
  • Signals by industry-leading AI technology

A loss in rankings can harm your online business

Link Detox can help you keep your online business safe and recover your traffic.

Keep in mind, Link Detox is only a small part of the powerful LinkResearchTools SEO Toolkit.

 

ConsultantHow You Benefit from Link Detox

  • Original Link Detox™ since 2012 – we help thousands of sites recover
  • Self-learning AI technology Link Detox Genesis™ learning since 2013
  • Link Disavow History and Disavow Audit protect you from human error
  • Find unnatural links fast and accurate
  • Clean up your backlink profile with ease
  • Millions of data points and human signals collected since 2012

 

Why you need Link Detox

A loss in rankings is likely to result in a loss in traffic, and could thus harm your business significantly.  

If your site is not ranking properly, chances are you have received a Manual Action or an algorithmic Google Penalty. In such case, Google believes your backlink profile may include unnatural links and will thus down-rank your site.

With Link Detox, you can find the bad links that harm your site, create a disavow file automatically, and earn your rankings back.

 

How Link Detox helps your Link Risk Management

Recovering your site from a Google Penalty is only step one.
Due to the Real Time Google Penguin you can recover fast, but also drop faster.

We recommend doing ongoing Link Risk Management where you monitor your backlink profile with Link Detox on a regular basis and disavow shady links proactively. We recommend at least a weekly review and cleanup cycle

Quick Video Tutorial For Link Detox

 

Link Detox Features & Benefits

Link Detox Risk

Link Detox Risk™ is a unique risk metric calculating the risk of any link and your whole domain (Domain DTOXRISK™). Judging on the link risk of any single link helps you decide which ones to disavow, delete or to keep.

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The Original Link Detox™ since 2012

 

Link Detox was the first link audit product launched in 2012. Since then, we've helped thousands of companies recover from their penalties. Link Detox was free for the first eight months, so that also gave us a head start of many billion data points that no other product ever got to or will be able to incorporate into their algorithm.

Simply said, we know the most about Google penalties. Combine that with the 24 link data sources we have and you will immediately understand that any other product claiming “Link Detox”-like functionality can just not deliver the same quality.

Audit your Full Backlink Profile

 

Link Detox gives you a complete backlink profile to review you can get on the market. It’s imperative that you analyze your complete backlink profile of course. Imagine you’d just look one part of your car in the annual service and miss critical issues that could cost you your life. It’s the same with backlink audits.

Thanks to the 24 link data sources and the option to connect Google Search Console, Google Analytics, connect your custom link data APIs and even upload any number of links we got you covered. Only you plan limits the number of links you can audit for a domain.

Full disclosure about recommendations

 

While some Link Detox knock-offs keep you in the dark about why a link is deemed risky, we list all rules triggered for each link. Read more

Full disclosure about network patterns

 

While some Link Detox knock-offs keep you in the dark about why a link is deemed risky, we list all rules triggered for each link.

Keyword Intelligence

 

Link Detox supported keyword intelligence in its rules for years. It’s required to understand if a link anchor text is of commercial nature of a brand mention. Keyword classification helps understand the risk assessed based on frequency, words and many more factors in Link Detox.

Many other link audit products to not even distinguish between the keyword classifications, white LinkResearchTools supported this major requirement since 2010, Link Detox since 2012.

Link Data Cleanup & Recrawl

 

Combining 24 link data sources and your manual files will create a mess in other tools. LinkResearchTools combines, cleans and recrawls all links before it presents results to you.

What’s the point of using a link analysis software if you look at old data? This problem of inconsistent data in other products was, in fact, the root idea of why we invented LinkResearchTools in 2006.

Custom Link Data

 

You can upload any link lists you have to Link Detox to enrich our back link data. While this will help the goal have a full backlink profile audit, it’s not required.

Disavow File Import & Generation

 

Link Detox™ supported the Google Disavow file already 7 hours after the official announcement of that feature by Matt Cutts at Pubcon Las Vegas 2012. Since then we’ve gone to great lengths to make the disavow file handling perfect for our users. Read more.

Disavow File Management

 

Every action you apply to your disavow file is managed centrally by Link Detox™. We create and maintain your disavow file. No more messing around with text files and manual comparisons. We generate the file in the exact format required by Google. Read more.

Disavow File Audit mode

 

Let’s face it – clients change, SEOs change. You are the one who takes over a domain with an existing disavow file. The first thing you want to do is perform a disavow file audit. There you might find many useful links that you could undisavow and recover traffic that you lost due to human error in the past or because the web changes daily. Read more.

Link Opportunity Audit mode

 

You can upload a list of links and simulate you would have them already. Link Detox will then calculate the potential risk for those links for you. Based on the Link Detox Risk score for each link you can decide to acquire it or not.  Read more.

Disavow File History

 

Link Detox also keeps a history of all changes for as long as you use the software. This helps you keep track of changes you or your team made over time.

Disavow File History works like a version control for links and disavow files. Think of this as a revision history of your disavow file. You can even retrieve the past disavow file with this feature. Read more.

Link Opportunity Review Tool

 

Link Detox works seamless together with the Link Opportunity Review Tool (LORT) that allows you to review single or a small number of link opportunities fast. Read more.

Disavow File Comments

 

While Google won’t read your comments in the disavow file, some of your wish to comment the disavow file. We support this. Read more.

Link Detox for Subfolders and Single URLs

 

Sometimes you need to assess the risk of links going to a subfolder or even a page, especially on large e-commerce sites. We got you covered. Read more.

Google Search Console Integration

 

The more data and links we see, the more precise your reports will be. In addition to our 24 link data sources, you can connect Google Search Console with LinkResearchTools. We even support multiple GSC properties for the same website a secret tactic to get more links out of Google Webmaster Tools.

Link Detox Tune

 

You can even adjust Link Detox to your niche and needs. Link Detox tune is a unique technology that allows you to change the weights of all Link Detox rules for your link audits.

This is useful for very exotic niches or if you wish to accept the particular risk, e.g. when building a PBN. Read more.

Google Analytics Integration

 

You can also connect Google Analytics (GA) to LinkResearchTools, and we’ll try to enrich your data profiles from there as well.

Link Detox Screener

 

You can review your links in the Link Detox Screener in a handy way. Using hotkeys on your keyboard, you can quickly navigate thru the backlink profile and decide efficiently which links to disavow and which to keep. Read more.

Bullet Proof your Link Network & PBNs

 

Some black hat SEOs use Link Detox for finding patterns in their link networks and PBNs. Of course, Link Detox is the leader in finding footprints and unnatural links, so this off-label-use make perfect sense. Don’t try this at home.

Audit NoFollow Links, or not.

 

Based on our research NoFollow links can also trigger spam penalties in Google. About half of the market confirms this. The other half prefers to ignore potential risks coming from NoFollow.

We support analysis for both ways. You can even start with auditing only Follow links first, and then finalize your audit by re-running it for all including NoFollow links. Better be safe than sorry. Read more.

Prospect for great competitor links with CDTOX

 

Using CDTOX – the big brother of Link Detox – you can prospect for strong and healthy links of your competitors. Of course, all the keyword classifications and data training your did to Link Detox will be used there, too.

Boost Your Recovery

 

Link Detox fully integrates with Link Detox Boost™ that helps you recover faster. Read more.

Unique organic data-driven algorithm

 

Link Detox Genesis is an organic data-driven algorithm that gives links a label, marking them with a low, medium, or high link audit priority, depending on an aggregated calculation of multiple patterns and risk signals.

It will help you assess all your backlinks, recover from Google manual penalties, protect your website from future penalties, and build new strong links.

Recover and protect your site from Google Penalties

Clean-up and monitor your backlink profile!

Frequently Asked Questions About Link Detox

Do you think we should try to remove a Manual Google Penalty that was imposed two years ago?

 

Yes, we think you should. We recommend you start asap because each day of a Google Penalty can mean a loss of traffic and thus a loss of money. Please start a report in Link Detox, and check all your risky links. In a Reconsideration Request, it is very important to show some efforts in link removal. Use our Contact Finder or PitchBox integration (Superhero and Enterprise account) to contact webmasters. After that, disavow all those risky links that you couldn’t remove manually. Document it all and submit your Reconsideration Request to Google.

I’ve seen quite a few products on the market to do a backlink cleanup, is Link Detox, the best bad link checker?

 

We believe it is by far the best link audit software on the market. Link Detox has been on the market since 2012 which is longer than any other tool that can audit links effectively. Link Detox™ uses its Link Detox Genesis™ algorithm that has been collecting data and self-learning for years. Just imagine the data that has been collected after hundreds of thousands of link audits with ‘human rated’ feedback!

My site has a Domain-wide DTOXRISK score of 1345 What score should I be aiming for?

 

Try to get it down to at around 700 or less, which will show as an average DTOXRISK. Please make sure you have followed all the important Must Do Steps to show the correct Link Detox score. It is also recommended to check out your competition using CDTOX to get a better understanding of your niche.

What is the difference between Manual Actions and Google Penguin Penalties?

 

Google Penguin is an algorithmic Penalty (also referred to as a ‘Filter’) while the ‘Unnatural link warning’ (as it used to be called in 2012) is a manual Penalty. In the first case, your website triggered the Google algorithm and was thus penalized. In the latter case, an actual human from the Google Webspam team has reviewed your site and issued a manual action. Google will inform you about a manual action, but not about an algorithmic Penalty. To remove a manual action, you can send in a Reconsideration Request via your Google Webmaster Tools account. Algorithmic Google Penguin filters do not give you the option to file a Reconsideration Request with Google.

Both Penalties are based on bad, spammy and low-quality links, and require you to clean up your backlink profile. Read a summary of 3 different Penalty cases here and learn how they managed to remove it in each case.

Are you confident that TOX3 links in the Link Detox report should be removed? Some of them look quite nice…

 

Yes, we believe TOX3 links should be removed as they are classified as ‘very unnatural.’ We highly recommend you check TOX3 links carefully.

Why is it important to classify the keywords in Link Detox?

 

To receive a more precise Domain DTOXRISK, it is highly recommended to classify at least 80% of the keywords. Also, some Link Detox rules (SUSP28 – SUSP31) require keyword classification. These rules will only be triggered when more than 80% of the keywords are classified.

 

Eugen Platon | Head of Search at OLA Mobile

Eugen Platon

“I’ve used LinkResearchTools almost 1 year. During this time with the help of DTOX – Link Detox Tool and BOOST – Link Detox Boost we have removed at OLAMobile, a Google manual penalty in just 14 days. Amazing! LRT It’s a set of tools, that any professional SEO need to possess in his day-to-day toolbox set “

 

 Maximilian Euler, Owner of Ayudo Online Marketing

Maximilian Euler

“We love to work with LinkResearchTools. It’s our favorite software for link analysis. We also love the detox tool very much with all the rules which help us monitor the health of our clients link profiles. Keep up the great work guys!”

 

Marc Kenigsberg, Tradeopus

Marc-Kenigsberg

“We started using LRT for the Detox function after a negative SEO attack on our site. Not only was LRT instrumental in helping us clean up the links and recover the site but it has become critical to the way we do all of our marketing efforts. Most of our processes today are built around LRT and its tools and everything that we have learned from the LRT team. A must have tool for anyone serious about traffic”

 

Case Studies Featuring Link Detox

SEO Case Studies

 

 

Google Penalty and Negative SEO Attack WOW Recovery

In this phenomenal case study by Ashley Turner, his client suffers from a Google Algorithmic Penalty, a Google Manual Penalty, and a Negative SEO attack. After using Link Detox, a Reconsideration Request and a lot of hard work, it paid off with an excellent recovery. This case study is a very good read.

Finding Link Opportunities and Evaluating Them

Finding link opportunities is easy when you use LinkResearchTools. Once you have a big list to work with you can then use Link Detox in Link Opportunity Mode to find the strong, low-risk ones.

Link Detox available for pages and sub-folders

Webmasters of larger websites will not always want to run Link Detox on their entire website. As well as analyzing an entire site, Link Detox Risk calculations can be made for sub-folders and single pages.

3 Day Link Audit: 187% visibility increase

In this case study, a marketing agency contacted Bartosz Góralewicz because they were worried about Google Penguin 3.0 ruining their rankings. The job was to secure its rankings using Link Detox and Link Detox Boost. The link audit was completed in three days, and 99.7% of the backlinks were disavowed. The result was an 187% increase in search visibility.

Recover from a Google Penalty and earn back your rankings

Disavow bad backlinks and keep your backlink profile clean.